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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Generally yes

Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment.
The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment.

In brief: Generally yes

Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment.
The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Though it can wax and wane.

In brief: Yes

Though it can wax and wane.
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